Eco Homes

The design of our eco homes and visitor center brings together the buildings and utilities in a single system to optimize energy and water efficiency.  The eco homes use thermal mass and solar gain effectively and do not require any other heating source.

The energy efficient design removes the need for a heating system yet keeps the eco homes warm in winter and cool in summer, and so the homes:

  • are a low-tech, low-maintenance solution
  • consume 15-25% of the energy used by homes built today

HHP can help you to deliver cost-effective sustainable homes, whether you are managing housing stock or planning a new development, whether it’s a self-build or retrofit project, or helping clients through the project lifecycle from design to performance monitoring.

Explore our approach and examples of our work below, and consider how we can help you.

How we can help

Negotiating new-build? Ready to retrofit? Find out how we can help you.


Hockerton Housing Project – case study (2003 edition, 967 kB)

An independent guide from the Energy Saving Trust (EST).

Hockerton Housing Project response to EST New Practice Profile

HHP responds to issues raised by the EST.

HHP Retrofit for the Future case study

HHP applies its approach to existing homes.

What others say

An innovative and cost-effective example of ultra-low-energy housing with no need for space heating and uses only 25% of the energy of a conventional house – EST

‘A maintenance manager’s dream is to have a housing stock with no heating system’
David Pickles, former Chief Architect at Newark and Sherwood District Council